The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue

The Star of Africa: The Story of Hans Marseille, the Rogue Luftwaffe Ace Who Dominated the WWII Skies Kindle Ù of Africa: Kindle Ò The Star Epub / of Africa: The Story Epub / Star of Africa: The Story eBook ✓ Star of Africa: MOBI ï The Star of Africa is a biography of the dramatic life and meteoric career of German Luftwaffe Captain Hans Joachim Marseille, known to Ge. The Star of Africa is a biography of the dramatic life and meteoric career of German Luftwaffe Captain Hans Joachim Marseille, known to Germans and Allies alike during World War II as The Star of Africa Marseille, a legendary figure in the annals of military history, had overkills to his name and was one of the rare recipients of the Knight s Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds, the Third Reich s highest honor awarded for valor in combat Unlike other German fighter aces, Marseille is also a famous figure in the public imagination in the United States and other English speaking countries, where his rebellious nature, iconoclastic behavior, and early death have nourished his reputation just as greatly as his exceptional skill and chivalrous conduct as an adversaryComments from Those Who Knew Marseille His list of affairs with women, some even married and famous was an embarrasment, but his success as a fighter pilot quieted much of the dissent Lt Gen Hans Baur He was so handsome, all the women loved him, and it was easy to be infatuated with him Film director Leni Riefenstahl Marseille was the ultimate role model for German youth, until he opened his mouth Hitler Youth Leader Artur Axmann His loss was a bitter blow to his compatriots in JGbut a blessing to those of us on the other side Ron Cundy, Royal Air Force, North Africa If Marseille had about three victories per mission on average If he had He could have been the top ace above Hartmann, if he had lived Col Hannes Trautloft, Knight s Cross I suppose from what I learned, and what i knew, that once Marseille accidentally learned of Auschwitz, that may have been what changed his attitude SS Lt Gen Karl Wolff Watching Marseille in the air was like watching a deadly aerial ballet He looked like he was twelve years old, and often acted like it Major Werner Schroer, Knight s Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords, JGMarseille was perhaps the best that the Luftwaffe had His record was only surpassed by his immature unrpofessionalism Col Hajo Herrmann, Knight s Cross, Oak Leaves and Swords Men like Marseille captured the public imagination, and rightly so they played a dangerous game, and Marseille was perhaps the best to ever fly a fighter Lt Gen Gunther Rall, Knight s Cross, Oak Leaves, Swords withvictories There was great rivalry for kills, and Marseille boasted that he would beat all of us General Gustav Rodel, JG , Knights Cross, Oak Leaves,victories